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06.03.2015 at 03:31 amLike
Roger Perez
04.03.2015 at 07:11 pmLike
Crystal Hartman Please come out this Thursday (3-5-15) from 4-6 pm to help with the nursery. I will have my kiddoes and we will be a-working. There is a lot to do right now and we could use some hands.04.03.2015 at 03:38 pmLike
Crystal Hartman I realize Michael used to keep a log of nursery activities accomplished in a volunteer day. Simply put I have had to pick my battles and have not had time to keep that tradition going. I think I can takeSee More a stab at it now though, so here is the first in a series of brief activity blogs I like to call the EPP Captain's Log (OK I admit to being a Trekkie.) I wonder if Michael will come back? Perhaps I should call myself the Acting Captain? Anyways, here goes:

Plant Date: 3-1-15
Trained a new ensign today by the name of Gabriela Waschewsky on how to run the Mother Ship. While Commander Jamey Sadler and I took the Silver shuttle to High Springs to rescue the S.S. Plant Trailer, she and Nancy Hendler took the helm. With the impending spring bloom, there is much activity aboard the ship. Here is a short list of current ongoings.

Gardens are mostly plowed (many thanks Bill for loaning your tiller!) Many plants are started in the greenhouse. Evelyn Giansanti Reedy started pigeon pea, maypop passion fruit and moringa a couple weeks ago. About a week ago I started some Molokhiya, India lettuce and roselles. Today Gabriela and Nancy planted more roselles for the upcoming orchard, uppotted some Cedar Key mulberry clippings, cleaned some sprinkler heads and swept up some spots in the greenhouse. This Thursday we will be focusing on cleaning the ground cloths and sprinkler heads and finishing uppotting the mulberry.

Hartman, out.See Less
02.03.2015 at 02:54 amLike
Karen Sherwood Great work you all, glad to hear of things moving along!02.03.2015 at 11:19 am4
Crystal Hartman Hey Gainesville, EPP needs your help. We suffered a loss of plant stock!

The fridge that contained certain EPP plant stock malfunctioned and froze some items. Has anyone got any GA jet sweet potatoes
See More and/or turmeric?

I think everything else is fine. I do have some turmeric that can be planted, but need more. Our sweet potatoes completely froze.

Any help is greatly appreciated.See Less
28.02.2015 at 12:47 amLike
Crystal Hartman Family afternoon at the Nursery is tomorrow, Feb. 26 at the usual 4-6 time. I am really hoping to see some of you there.

Seriously, I hope some of you come because there have been mostly none of you coming
See More out. 2 or 3 people would be great. Consider this a finger wag from your EPP Nursery Mom. :)See Less
25.02.2015 at 07:25 pmLike

Caribbean Oregano

Caribbean Oregano (Plectranthus amboinicus) may be grown in your vegetable or herb garden or as a potted specimen. The leaves of this succulent herb are fleshy and strongly aromatic. Leaves are often used Caribbean cooking and also as a substitute for sage. The leaves are used medicinally in India as a cure for coughs.

Soil and Water: No special soil requirements are known. Average water needs – do not over water.
Sun: Part sun to shade.
Cold: Will be killed by frost.
Pruning: Pruning will promote branching and can rejuvenate an old lanky plant.
Propagation: Roots easily from cuttings placed in soil.
Pests: None are known.

Harvesting, storage, and preparation: Young leaves have a milder flavor. Using too many leaves could overwhelm the flavor of a dish; when used in moderation the taste pleasant and similar to sage. The flavor is very amenable to beans. The leaves can be used fresh and chopped finely or dried for storage and crumbled. Drying the leaves can take quite a while, especially if they are left attached to the stem.

Caribbean OreganoFlowering Oregano
More photos on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/search?sort=relevance&text=Plectranthus%20amboinicus

pdf – Caribbean Oregano Information Sheet(to print out)

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